Lotusland’s 2022 Season

Due to high demand and limited space, we recommend all members and guests book reservations at least 3-4 weeks in advance. Tickets are released online two months at a time. Book in advance for best availability.

Lotusland is a public garden in a residential neighborhood operating under strict limitations set by the County of Santa Barbara.

• Advance reservations are required for all visits, tours, and events.
• Same day reservations are not available.

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Reservation Details

Lotusland strives to welcome all Members and visitors to experience the Gardens despite our strict limitations of guests (15,000 annually) enforced by the County of Santa Barbara. Thank you for your understanding.

Reservations can currently be booked online through May. Our next ticket release will be for June-August. Please check the website at these times:
4/19 – Members will be able to book online for June-August
5/3 – General public will be able to book online for June-August

Before your visit, please take a minute to review Lotusland’s Covid-19 Policies – click here

Members, Please Note: To receive your Membership benefits and pricing, please input your Member ID or registered email when making an online reservation. You may only book one reservation at a time, and your visit must be completed before making future reservations. If you inadvertently book multiple reservations, only your earliest reservation will be honored.

Tour Schedule

Lotusland is open by advance reservations only on Wednesday – Saturday. Please carefully note the schedule below as it has recently changed.

Docent-led tours are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and all day Saturdays. Docent tours are offered for no additional fee and include a dynamic two hour guided informational tour through the Gardens.

Self-guided tours are available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and all day Saturdays. Members may choose to self-guide at any time, with advance reservations. Self-guided tours allow access to the same Gardens and areas as docent-led tours.

Lotusland has staggered arrival times in place to support social distancing.
Docent-led tours* are available at 9:15 and 9:30 AM. *Option to self-guide these mornings is a benefit for Members only.
Self-guided tours are available at 1:15 and 1:30 PM for both Members and the public.

Self-guided and docent-led tours are available with arrivals at 9:15, 9:30, 9:45 AM, and 1:15, 1:30, 1:45 PM


Adult Admission is $50; Admission for Children ages 3 to 17 is $25; Children 2 and under are free.

Admission fees are non-refundable if canceled less than one week before your reservation.

One vehicle is complimentary with your reservation. Additional vehicles will be charged $25 each due to our daily vehicle capacity.


Memberships at Lotusland make all the difference. Our valued Members help preserve some of the rarest plants on earth, promote sustainable horticulture practices, and fund environmental education programs. As a Member, you will receive many benefits, including free admission and Garden Shop discounts. Learn more or become a Member here.


If you have additional questions regarding visiting Lotusland or special requests, please take a moment to review our FAQ Page. On this insightful page, you will find answers about becoming a member, volunteering, group tours, and private parties.

To cancel your reservation, or make changes to your existing reservation, call our Reservations office at 805.969-9990. Please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, and reservation number. Lotusland is experiencing higher call volume than normal. We will do our best to respond promptly.